SERIES: The Power of a Focused Life
*"If the Word of God is living and active, why are so few Christians consistently feeding on it? Sadly, many believers are ministering out of memories, regurgitating other's sermons, and relying on yesterday's encounters with God to keep their hearts alive. Our times with God are often little more than bringing a list of requests, an empty exercise of words, and we feel as if our prayers shoot as high as the ceiling and then bounce back unheard and unanswered. God created us for relationship! Intimacy with Jesus is not based upon hours spent doing Bible studies intellectually. Reading the Word was intended to be a dialogue! No kingdom activity can substitute for conversing with Jesus through the Word of God. Mike offers practical keys to turning the Word of God into a dynamic conduit of encounter. This teaching series will help empower you with a lively spirit and an overflowing heart, as you learn to read and feed between the lines and encounter the Man Christ Jesus!"
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Subject: Focus on what makes us comfortable, or focused on spiritual truth, prayer for spiritual discernment, and asking God to help us LOVE His written Word ???
Do we pray to be committed to God more ? Do we pray that God would increase our love for Him ?? For those who are interested in true spiritual depth and personal spiritual growth, a few other books [ how to be saved, how to be a Christian ]. may be of real help to you. [ Free in all formats, including PDF and Kindle]
It remains to be said that there are many false teachers today. Those who care about God care about this, because they do not want others to be led astray. Many false teachers exist in USA, but the reports of their activity, false teachings, and unbiblical theology do not receive much publicity. By the time that others find out, many lives are ruined. In order to avoid this, it is recommended that you study the issues, doctrines, and teachings of many ministries, and compare them to traditional historic orthodox genuine Christianity. There is material available to do this study, for those who care.
For the issues of Today’s church, a few works about the Modern dangers of some of the excesses found in many the Charismatic or other groups may inform you about the origins, the roots, the theology and the implications of some of these new streams of spirituality, such as:
[ Anointing - or Apostasy ? The Latter Rain Legacy by Charles Graves].
[ Latter Rain (and other Branham inspired charismatic ) movement by Jewel van der Merwe) ].
[ A Planned Deception, the staging of a New Age Messiah) ].
(or see the Historic perspective on who is the real Messiah)
[ Do we keep smiling and say nothing – The Report on KCF (Kansas City) Produced by Ernie Gruen & Staff – The original AUDIO MP3 message].
[ Do we keep smiling and say nothing – The Report on KCF (Kansas City) Produced by Ernie Gruen & Staff – The Written book of documentation].
Sorry if that accurate information bothers some people (usually not those who are seeking truth.
That information is something called 1. Facts 2. Evidence and 3. Documentation. Its not very painful, unless you are not used to dealing with truth, accuracy, facts and spiritual discernment. But God helps those who really ARE trying to seek and find Him, to find Truth. Facts and events are not a surprise to God. And WANTS us to seek truth and not to give in to fear. If we place our faith in teachings that are not accurate, we each need to know that, so that we are not deceived.
[ Who is the Messiah proved from the Ancient Scriptures) ].
[ The Affiliation of New Evangelicals with Apostasy].
[ What is Apostasy by M de Semlyen].
[ A LITTLE HISTORY - [ Truth about ] The Shepherding Movement].
[ Problems with the Sacred Name movement ].
(( Please note that NOT ALL Charismatic or Pentecostal groups or churches are bad or teach errant doctrine. [some change or improve 4 the better].. However it is important to check on the details of where you worship, fellowship and learn, so that you can be sure that you are receiving sound doctrine (Titus 1:9 and not those in Tim 4: 3-4). ))
The real history of the Pagan Mystery Religions - ( based not in the Holy Scripture, but in emotionalism and false emotional experiences, though they seeemed so real ) - which is where all is returning to can be found in the much referred to [ The Two Babylons ]. and in Mysteries of the Cabiri; or, The great gods of Phenicia, Samothrace, Egypt, Greece, etc, Vol 01, [ VOL 01 – GSF]. Vol 02 [ VOL 02 – GSF ]. by G S Faber.
( Note: the worship of Nimrod-Zeus and his wife, - [ contrary to what is alleged by many in the sacred name movement] - is different from the Genuine worship of the genuine Jesus Christ found in actual . accurate versions . of the New Testament) ..
For the history of Biblical teachings, (also known as Doctrine), some of the works of George Stanley Faber (and others) may be of encouragement.
[ The difficulties of infidelity (1835) – GSF- George Stanley Faber ].
[ peculiarities of the Latin church evinced to be untenable – GSF ].
[ A practical treatise on the ordinary operations of the Holy Spirit (1814) – GSF ].
[ The new life in Christ Jesus ].
For those interested in the deeper background of the Old Testament scripture [ keep in mind that 40% to 60% of the New Testament is the Old Testament requoted]. Everything done in the New Testament is still being done in relation to the Old Testament. ( Note: Those who know almost nothing about the Old Testament section of the Bible would do well to start reading and re-reading both in the book of Psalms and the book of Proverbs).
[ A Treatise On The Origin Of Expiatory Sacrifice (1827) – GSF].
[ The Temple, its ministry and services as they were at the time of Jesus Christ].
[ The hope of Israel [microform] what is it (MAURO)].
[ Horae Mosaicae, or, A view of the Mosaical records – GSF ].
The issue of Bible versions still remains popular and a subject for study:
[ The English Revisers' [Wescott - Hort] Greek Text - Shown to be Unauthorized, Except by false [errant] Egyptian Copies Discarded].
[ The traditional text of the Holy Gospels vindicated and established].
[ The books of the Old and New Testaments proved to be true, accurate and canonical, and their verbal inspiration maintained].
[ The evidence and authority of divine revelation – 01 – Haldane ].
[ The evidence and authority of divine revelation - 02 – Haldane].
[ A Plea for the [Inspiration and] Canon of Scripture ( Bible) by the Bible Society].
[ Secret History of the Oxford Movement [Evangelicals in England induced to defect to Rome] [i.e. Westcott & Hort]].
[ Pope Benedict's Denunciation ].
[ Evangelicals Embark to Papal Rome].
[ The revision revised - Westcott and Hort's new textual theory].
[ Divine inspiration; or, The supernatural influence exerted in the communication of divine truth-HENDERSON].
[ The question discussed, Shall the whole word of God be given to the heathen -HENDERSON].
[ Hidden history of the Greek New Testament].
[ which greek text your Bible is translated from does matter, and can affect your spiritual understanding, and likely your spiritual destination]
It takes No effort to easily say to you: Don’t worry, be happy, and take the electronic mark ( a specific tatoo ? – indentation as ownership ) .so you can buy and sell and everything will all work out if you endure the last week (prophetically) which lasts seven years. But that would be wrong. You should know who will be the author of that Mark or Tatoo (Rev 13). It takes much more effort and commitment to you, to say Wake Up, Find out what is going on, Commit . to informing yourself. Your future is made up of the many hundreds of decisions you have made PRIOR to that future. Have you ever asked yourself how do peope become spiritually deceived, and what will it mean to you, if there is a global falling away spiritually ? How would you know whether or not you are a part of it ? [ What do you expect ? That those who become spiritually . deceived . are going to admit this to you, they will say out loud, “ I was foolish, I did not study I did not do the research, I am now spiritually deceived ., and I am happy for the evidence of me not be regenerated ”. ? Take control of your own spiritual life ! Be not deceived and study . to show yourself approved.
The facts about modern versions
[ The Authorised Bible and Modern Versions – by M De Semlyen ].
[ History of the Oxford Movement toward Rome – by Daubigne, Merle D'Aubigne].
[ Rome's First Ecumenical Saint (2010)].
[ Pope and Political Activities Worldwide].
[ Pope Benedict XVI at Lourdes].
History of Christianity in Europe and its impact on the World
In English– by Daubigne, Merle D'Aubigne
01;[ Vol 01].; 02; [ Vol 02].; 03; [ Vol 03].04; [ Vol 04].
05; [ Vol 05].; 06; [ Vol 06]. 07; [ Vol 07].08; [ Vol 08].
(Francais) [ Vol 01 ].; [ Vol 02 ].; [ Vol 03 ].; [ Vol 04 ].; [ Vol 05 ].;
[ Which Version by Philip Mauro ].
[ The World and its God ].
[ The number of man, the climax of civilization].
[ The Authorised Bible and Modern Versions by M De Semlyen].
[ How the [false] higher criticism [almost] wrecked a Christian-and how he came back ].
[ Luther - Watchwords for the warfare of life ].
[ Luther and Tyndale – The untold Story ].
[ Luther - The ninety-five theses and the 3 primary works].
--- concerning the Apocrypha --- (see also the section under versions, since the issue of versions [ which version of the OT – NT to use] also involves the issue of which books belong in the Bible [called Canonization]. Many books on versions therefore also deal with the issue of which books belong in the Bible, or which ones do not ).
The issues of the printing of the Apocrypha has been somewhat addressed in the following works:
For those interested in the issues concerning the Apocrypha (declared even by Jerome to not be part of scripture), the following books may give you some information and historic information:
[ Vindications (about BFBS) of the Proceedings of the Bible Society Concerning the Apocrypha].
[ Revealed: the conduct of the directors of the British and Foreign Bible Society [ BFBS ] concerning the Apocrypha].
[ A Plea for the [Inspiration and] Canon of Scripture].
[ Statement of the Bible Society concerning the Apocrypha].
Other works about Church History may be interesting:
[ Evidence of Holy Scripture and the Early Church, Against the Invocation of Saints, Angels, and Mary].
For those interested in Current Events (nwo) , the work of Attorney C Cumbey may be of interest
[ Hidden Dangers [to your body and actual soul] of the New Age movement].
(Note: No, if you ignore the problem, it still will not go away ).
[ Rome and the European Union - M de Semlyen ].
[ Biblical Unity or Conformity to Rome? M de Semlyen ].
[ The number of man 6-6-6 ].
The work of Scofield . and Darby . is beyond this posting. But their work . is sometimes presented as controversial beause of their success. and their [ orthodoxy].. (In other words, they lined up with the overwhelming majority of the historic doctrines of Christianity. Many still do not know this, simply bcause they have not read their works.)
For those who have an interest in the historic and useful Geneva Bile or the King James version,
The historic KJV (1611) version in English can be found [ here] . ; . A very good dictionary for the study of the English language is the work of Webster, dicionario [[ Volume 1 ]] . ; [[ Volume 2 ]] . ; .
[ Translators of the King James Bible Version of 1611 ].
Geneva Bible - Genewa Biblii - Genf Bibel - Ginebra Biblia –1560
(Geneva Bible (English) ) . ;
The New Testament in Koine Greek, Spanish, and other versions
Ancient New Testament in [ accurate] Koine Greek – Classic Edition
[ The True and accurate Koine ancient Greek New Testament ].
Hebrew Hebraic Jewish New Testament - Nouveau Testament Juif Hebreu
[[[ # 1 ]]] . ; [[[ # 2]]] . ; [[[ # 3 ]]]. ; [[[ # 4]]]. ; [[[ # 5]]]. ; [[[# 6]]]. ; [[[# 7]]]. ; [[[#8]]]. ;
Spanish, Espagnol, Espanol - Cipriano de Valera, Casiodoro de Reina – Actual original Edition
[[[ The 1602 Reina Valera NT version - nuevo (novo) testamento (original text) ]]]. ;
[ Pakistan]. Urdu
Vol 01 [ Pakistan – India - Urdu - Vol 01 ].; Vol 02 [ Pakistan – India - Urdu - Vol 02 ].; Vol 03 [ Pakistan – India - Urdu - Vol 03 ].; Vol 04 [ Pakistan – India - Urdu - Vol 04 ]. ;
The Old Testament in Hebrew - Hebreu
El Salterio; (1880)
(El Salterio (Psalms - Spanish and Hebrew) ) . ;
The Old Testament in Spanish
[ La Biblia- Que Es Los Sacros Libros Del Vieio ].
[ The life and times of Jesus the Messiah (1886) 01) ].
[ The life and times of Jesus the Messiah (1886) 02) ].
Modern Greek Old Testament
[[[ # 1 - Genesis ]]] . ; [[[ # 2 - Exodus]]] . ; [[[ # 3 ]]]. ; [[[ # 4]]]. ; [[[ # 5]]]. ; [[[# 6]]]. ; [[[# 7-8]]]. ; [[[ # 9]]]. ;
[[[ # 10 ]]] . ; [[[ # 11 ]]] . ; [[[ # 12]]] . ; [[[ # 13 ]]]. ; [[[ # 14]]]. ; [[[ # 15-17]]]. ; [[[#18]]]. ; [[[ # 19 - Psalms ]]]. ;
[[[ # 20 - Proverbs ]]] . ; [[[ # 21-22 ]]] . ; [[[ # 23 ]]]. ; [[[ # 24-25 Jeremiah ]]]. ; [[[# 26-27 Ezekiel Daniel ]]]. ; [[[# 28-39 (Hosea Joel Amos...) ]]].
[ 1875 Chinese Mandarin Easy Wenli [Chinois ] Old Testament of Schereschewsky ].
Old Testament (and new) in Chinese
Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments - Chinese literary language  Schereschewsky
[ Old and New Testaments - Chinese literary language  Schereschewsky ].
The Old Testament in Hebrew Manuscript, classic edition of 1524-25 [ben chayyim] of Printed by Daniel Bomberg
This is the one used by the churches for centuries. The content is different from the content of many Old testaments found in the Modern versions .
See 4 yourself, Available here The Second Rabbinic Bible - ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah
Vol 01, [ The 1524-25 Second Rabbinic Bible – Vol 01 ].
Vol 02, [ The 1524-25 Second Rabbinic Bible – Vol 02 ].
Vol 03, [ The 1524-25 Second Rabbinic Bible – Vol 03 ].
Vol 04 [ The 1524-25 Second Rabbinic Bible – Vol 04 ].
Which Hebrew Manuscripts are best, better known as the classic by C.D. Ginsburg in 2 Volumes:
Introduction to the Masoretico-critical edition of the Hebrew Bible 01
Books by Ginsburg (who also translated the Hebrew New Testament) :
( Introduction to the Massoretico-critical edition of the Hebrew Bible - Vol # 1 ) . ; ( Vol # 2 ) . ;
For additional information on Jesus being the Messiah, written by Alfred Edersheim (Oxford), see The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
[[ Edersheim - Vol 01 ]]. ; [[ Edersheim - Vol 02 ]]. ;
[ Prophecy and history in relation to the Messiah by Edersheim (1885)]. ; ( The Temple - its ministry and services as they were at the time of Jesus Christ by Edersheim ) . ; [ History of the Jewish nation - after the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus by Edersheim ]. ; [ The old paths, or The Talmud tested by Scripture ].[ HEBREW EDITION of The old paths, or The Talmud tested by Scripture ---- Netivot olam = Di Ali shegin (1876) ].
For other books (archeology – forensics – evidence) concerning the Tabernacle of the Children of Israel under Moses, or for
information about the Second Temple, see the work of Caldecott
[ The Tabernacle; its history and structure (1904) ]. ; [ The second temple in Jerusalem - history and its structure ]. ; [[[ Pentateuch - Historic accuracy of ]]]. ;
The Lost 10 Tribes ( yes, those that actually existed, and still do, and still CAN be found ) .
This specific mention is not for those who want to believe conclusions WITHOUT evidence, or for those who simply want to believe that “ they ” are the lost tribes. The following accounts below [eyewitness acounts by scholars ] would be for those who are actually seeking truth, accuracy, and historic evidence, and cmparing that with a detailed study of scripture. These are eyewitness accounts about those who actually found the Lost tribes and spoke to them. These books should all be read together, if possible, as the contents each tell of different events.
[ The remnant found, or, The place of Israel's hiding discovered ... (1841)].
[ Dr. Grant and the Mountain Nestorians By Thomas Laurie].
[ Missionary Researches in Armenia- Including a Journey Through Asia Minor - 1834].
[ The Nestorians - or, The lost tribes: containing evidence of their identity(1841)].
[ An appeal on behalf of the Jews scattered in India, Persia, and Arabia (1840)].
[ Ethiopia in exile- Jamaica revisited].
[ The history of the ten lost tribes; Anglo-Israelism examined (1915)].
Jewish Populations in Africa [offsite] – who are the lemba ?
[ The Story of the Lemba People - Rudo Mathivha - ].
[ the lemba – wiki ].
[ The Lemba, a black southern African tribe- Jewish ancestry- PBS Nova].
Sound & Solid Commentaries on the Old Testament: Ebenezer Henderson
[ Commentary - The book of the prophet Jeremiah and that of the Lamentations - Henderson].
[ Commentary - The book of the prophet Isaiah - Henderson].
[ Commentary - book of the prophet Ezekiel - translated from the original Hebrew- Henderson].
[ Commentary - The book of the twelve Minor prophets - translated from the original Hebrew- Henderson].
[ Memoir of the Rev E Henderson including his labours in Denmark, Iceland, Russia, etc].
[ What are theRoots Of Apostasy By M DeSemlyen].
[ Jesus is coming = What actually is the Rapture ? ( Will millions of people be Snatched away) ].
[ What do the Prophets Say ? Prophecy and the Old Testament].
ECF (Early Church Fathers) on the Trinity
[ Testimonies (evidence) of the Early Church Fathers (ECF) Anti Nicene Fathers - to the Holy Trinity ].
ECF (Early Church Fathers) on the deity of Jesus
[ Testimonies (evidence) of the Early Church Fathers (ECF) Anti Nicene Fathers - to the True Divinity of Christ].
[ Truth and accuracy of Old Testament and New Testament scripture records – Archeology - Oxford].
[[[ Issues in N.T. O.T. Canonization - Historic ]]] . ;
[ Real Salvation (not just emotionalism) byTorrey ].
[ How to Study the Bible by R A Torrey ].
[ problems with the Sacred Name movement].
[ the British and Foreign Bible Society relative to the Apocrypha].
Haldane More, [ one ]., [ two ]., [ three ].
[ how to be saved, how to be a Christian ].
[ The Bible of the Reformation - its translators and their work].
[ Lex, rex].
[ The causes of the corruption of the traditional text of the Holy Gospels].
[ The last twelve verses of the Gospel according to S. Mark vindicated].
[ The first chapter of Genesis : a reply and a postscript].
[ A guide to the textual criticism of the New Testament (Burgon-Miller) ].
[ The canon [TRUE BOOKS] of the Old and New Testaments determined; or The Bible complete without the Apocrypha and unwritten traditions].
[ A vindication of 1 John, 5. 7 from the objections of M. Griesbach and his false version].
By Edersheim (Oxford):
[ The life and times of Jesus the Messiah (1886) 01) ].
[ The life and times of Jesus the Messiah (1886) 02) ].
There are many resources. here. If you are deceived or led astray, it is only your fault and you are the one to blame. We are each responsiblefor. our own spiritual path, and the information and learning we chose to epose ourselves to, or deny or ignore or postpone. Like everything else, your spiritual connection and walk with God is what You make of it. The Bible is filled with information. [ not disclosed or talked about in Churches]..You have to read the New Testament for yourself. [ the Gospel of John is a good place to start, and remember to use a good, histori and accurate version. It is not what you “theoretically” want to do, or wish to do, that counts. If you are deceived spiritually, what difference will it make, that you “were going to study” or you were “ going to learn” ? Will you be... any less deceived, because you were going to [in the future] actually invest the time in yourself to learn ???
Take the time and learn n-o-w, while you can.
Do you remember the words of scripture :
II Timothy 2: 15 Study [ STUDY !!! ] to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly [RIGHTLY] dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
II Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Its what you actually [ ACTUALLY !!! ] do, what you actually[ ACTUALLY !!! ] study. Stop waiting for others to help you, and start helping yourself. The day will soon come when none of this may be around, and then all you will have is what you know, in your head, in your own mind.
Pray for yourself that you will wake up from your coma, that you would have a love of God, a love of His true and authentic Word (Bible), a deep desire to study the Word, and that God would show you how to have the spiritual and personal inner strength for these times. Pray that you would not waste your time, but that you would value and do what God wants you to do and value., and that HE would help you find the answers you are looking for.
What people MUST believe about God, in order to find Him and why Faith in God is neccessary ------- Hebrews 11: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
To restate the obvious:
YOU = “ he that cometh to God “
1) that he is, [ That God exists] , and
2) that he is a rewarder of them that diligently [ DILIGENTLY !!! ] seek him.
Luke 21: 8
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
II Thess 2
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness ... because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
( what did they receive not ? This means that there is something that certain ones chose not to receive. What is that ?? )
Example: what they often don’t talk about in church:
Titus 2: 1
2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
II Timothy 2:15 Study – [ STUDY !!!! ] - to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
II Timothy 1: 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
For those who are interested in true spiritual depth and personal spiritual growth, a few other books [ how to be saved, how to be a Christian ]. may be of real help to you.
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